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Climb the career ladder with J D Wetherspoon

We’re committed to training and developing our staff.

Here are the steps which you may take on your career path...

Team Leaders
  • Kitchen Team Leader
  • Bar Team Leader
  • Hotel Team Leader

Team Leaders

Timeline: approx 6 months

With this role come more exciting responsibilities. You’ll need to have the skills to be able to lead and motive a team, as you’ll be supervising and training others.

The associates will look up to you for support, so it’s really important that you have great people skills and the ability to think fast on your feet, when they need your help. As well as being a friendly, sociable person, with a really positive attitude, you’ll also need to be a great team player to succeed in this role.

Your training and development...


  • To be one of our team leaders, you will first need to successfully complete all of our groovy associate training.
  • The second stage to your team leader training is completion of the team leader workbook, designed to develop your team leader skills, in areas such as coaching, supporting and leading a small team.
  • We want you to be trained, so that you are able to support, motivate, develop and inspire the team which you are leading, as part of your role as one of our team leaders!

What’s next?

If you’re keen to progress up the career ladder, then the next step for you will be the shift leader role. You’ll have an interview with your area manager, to find out whether you are ready. If you’re not quite ready, you will work through a development plan to get you exactly where you need to be.

For more information on the shift leader role please click here.